Mexican Shredded Chicken (for tacos, chimichangas, etc.)

We have found this combination of basic spices to be delicious when added to water with chicken breasts.  As the chicken breasts cook, they absorb the flavor and the water evaporates.  You are left with very flavorful chicken that is great for use in tacos, burritos, chimichangas, sopes, quesadillas, or any other mexican dish you need shredded chicken for.


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 3c water
  • 1tb chili powder
  • 1/2 ts salt
  • 1/2 ts cumin
  • 1/4 ts black pepper
  • 1/4 ts garlic powder
  • 1/4 ts onion powder
  • 1/8 ts cayenne (optional)
  • 1-7 oz. can green chilis (optional)
  • 1/2 c diced onion (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (optional)


  1. Place chicken, water, and seasonings in the water.  Do not add chilis yet.
  2. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to a slow boil.  Do not cover.
  3. Boil chicken until the water has evaporated.  Use forks to shred chicken, then use as you wish.
  4. Add green chilis, drained, at the end.

This chicken can be made ahead and frozen.  It can also be doubled, though your cook time will be longer.

I have added these seasonings to a jar of homemade canned chicken and dumped the chicken and its liquid into the pot in place of fresh breasts and water, then boil until liquid is evaporated.  This works fine!

4 comments to Mexican Shredded Chicken (for tacos, chimichangas, etc.)

  • getting bloated on creatine and dextrose shakes lowest price propecia hair

  • hey there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked up something new from
    right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues
    using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times
    previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if
    your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes
    affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and
    marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for
    much more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this again soon.

  • Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff
    previous to and you are just too great. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it
    sensible. I can’t wait to read far more from you.
    This is really a wonderful site.

  • Major thankies for the post.Thanks Again. Want more.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>